Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Great Pumpkin
"What is that for?" I ask.
"Halloween, it's Halloween."
"Are you sure? Wasn't it Halloween just a few months ago?"
Each year Mark brings home a pumpkin that he swears he is going to carve into a jack-o-lantern, but never does. What actually happens is that the whole pumpkin will sit on the dining room table through Halloween, through Thanksgiving, and on into December as a table decoration. Sometime around Groundhog's Day I'll mention to Mark that there is quite a gamey odor in the house.
"Do you think it could be that orange and greenish blue mound of goo on the dining room table?" I ask.
"You mean my pumpkin?"
"Is that what that is?"
"Can I throw it away?"
"Hmmm..." Mark ponders the idea, "Okay, I guess that would be alright."